Friday, April 26, 2013

Three Things & a Cupcake: Interview with Leigh Hershkovich, Shattered Illusions

Originally Posted on the Scene 13 Blog on  

I sporadically post author interviews under the theme “Three Things & a Cupcake.” I post everything sort of sporadically, actually. (Sorry, World! ;) )

Three Things about Leigh and her debut novel, Shattered Illusions

Shattered Illusions by Leigh Hershkovich
Leigh’s cover reveal happens to be today, so look what I get to share!!!
  1. I came up for the idea behind Shattered Illusions while I was in a car traveling with my family from the North of Israel to the South. I had a stomach flu, and between that and in the immense heat, I was a bit delusional. I was reading a fantastic book called The Angel’s Game when the idea suddenly struck me like a bolt of lightening. It took me four months to convince myself that the idea was valid and not based on the other realm I found myself in due to the pain and the heat.
  2. I started writing Shattered Illusions when I was seventeen and completed it three weeks after my twentieth birthday.
  3. The characters of Shattered Illusions are loosely based on people that I had met throughout my childhood.
My favorite fantasy cupcake would be a Fountainhead themed cupcake complete with mini-figures of the characters and blue prints of some of their creations.
Lena again:
Wow, the story of your inspiration for Shattered Illusions is amazing. Also, that you started it at as a teen is impressive (but then teens are amazing–a well-known fact). Finishing it proves you’re a professional writer. And finding a great publisher is icing on the…cupcake. (Sorry, it happens. ;) )
Okay, I rather foolishly bragged to Leigh that I had once found an Edgar-Allan-Poe-themed cupcake for an interview, so I suspect she tried to stump me. Actually, I admit, the vast photo database of the interwebs failed me, just this once. I found a tribute cake to Ayn Rand, but nary a cupcake. (I know, right??) But, not to be deterred, I bring you my own version of Fountainhead Cupcake…
Lena's Fountainhead Cupcake
Lena’s Fountainhead Cupcake–get it??
(Photo credits: Book image (Signet), Cupcake (Kristin_A, Meringue Bake Shop, Flickr Creative Commons))
Thanks for playing along, Leigh! I wish you all the best with your new release (squee!!).
Learn more about Leigh & her books at or visit her Goodreads page.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

AIRE is Now Available in Paperback! (Young Adult Fantasy Romance)

You can find AIRE at these book retailers, among others:
Barnes & Noble (available online or order from your local store)
Books A Million

If your corner bookstore doesn't carry it, they can possibly order it for you. You may need to provide them with the following...

ISBN number: 978-1484060216

Or you can make my day and request a copy from your local library. (I love libraries! Maybe they'll order it, and that will give me a weeks' worth of warm fuzzies. ;))

Monday, April 15, 2013

Freebie Alert! The Language of Souls is free on Kindle until 4/19!

To celebrate and promote the release of Aire (Young Adult Fantasy Romance), I'm offering my novella, The Language of Souls for free . (If you enjoy this free read, please consider giving Aire a try!)


The Language of Souls

A fast-paced tale of adventure, impossible choices, and a soul-stirring romance that will leave you breathless.

"The perfect tiny romantic escape." -- Tales of Whimsy

No. 11 on Amazon's Bestselling List in Historical Fantasy :)

...and No. 33 on Amazon's Bestselling List in Teen Romance 


Get it now on Amazon! (US)

UK | DE | CA | FR | ES | IT | JP | BR 


No. 4 on Amazon's Bestselling List in Historical Fantasy

Thursday, April 11, 2013

AIRE Now Available on Kindle!


AIRE is Now Available on Kindle! (Quick Buy it Now. ;))

Don't have a Kindle? Amazon has a Kindle App for just about any device (iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Android, PC, MAC, etc...)

Print edition releases on April 22, 2013!

Until then....You can enter to win a paperback copy of AIRE on Goodreads:

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Aire by Lena Goldfinch


by Lena Goldfinch

Giveaway ends April 22, 2013.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win